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2 Days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda Tour – Overview
Our 2 days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda tour is a 1 night/2-day Murchison Falls National Park safari to see amazing wildlife, scenery, and the Murchison Falls.
This amazing Uganda trip offers you on-foot Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and a scenic tour to the top of the Murchison Falls– the world’s most powerful.
Furthermore, this 2 days Uganda safari tour offers you an opportunity of enjoying a game drive in Murchison falls park in the Buligi game area.
During the drive, you’ll encounter 4 of the African safari Big Five (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, and Buffaloes). Other animals include Warthogs, Hyenas, Giraffes, Baboons, and numerous amazing antelopes such as Bushbucks, Hartebeest, Uganda Kobs, and Oribis, etc.
More so, this affordable 2 day Murchison Falls safari in Uganda boasts a thrilling Nile boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
On this striking boat cruise, you’ll have fantastic views of water animals like such as Hippos and giant Nile Crocodiles as well as some of the 450 birds in Murchison park. And among these birds include colorful Kingfishers and Red-throated Bee-eaters.
For those who don’t have much time and would wish to explore Uganda’s biggest national park, this 2 days Uganda safari to Murchison falls park is a fantastic option!
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2 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Activities
- Game drive in the spectacular rolling plains of Murchison Falls National Park
- Visiting the top of the Murchison Falls – the world’s most powerful waterfall
- A thrilling Nile boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
- Rhino tracking on foot adventure in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
2 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Destinations
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
2 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Highlights
Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit the top of the falls and afternoon Nile launch cruise
Day 2: Undertake a morning game drive & transfer back to Kampala. Make an en-route stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking
2 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Drive To Murchison Falls National Park. Visit The Top Of The Falls And Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise
You’ll wake up early and enjoy your breakfast around 6:30 am. Then, meet your professional driver guide to embark on a drive to Murchison Falls National Park, 310km northwest of Kampala.
This 5-6 scenic drive will pass you through amazing towns of Uganda and also offers you great views of the eye-catching landscape of Nakasongola district, cross River Kafu as well as the lush Budongo Forest.
On arrival in Murchison park, you’ll undertake a picturesque drive to the top of Murchison Falls. This drive is intended to explore the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
The Murchison Falls have been dabbed as the most stunning occurrence on the Nile River along its 6650km course.
While here, you’ll enjoy the dramatic views as the legendary Nile River fights to pass through an 8m narrow gorge before plunging 45m along the cliff to form what has been called the Devil’s cauldron!
This spectacular area is characterized by a cloud of spray, great roaring, and trembling of surrounding rocks as well a permanent rainbow. It’s truly a natural wonder worth visiting!
After the memorable sites of this natural wonder, you’ll transfer to Paraa Jetty to undertake a remarkable Nile boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls
The Nile boat cruise offers you a golden opportunity of cruising on the mythical Nile River! While on this cruise, you’ll encounter many Hippos amazingly submerged in water.
Also, on this 17km long cruise, visitors encounter giant Nile Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, and numerous antelopes such as Bushbucks, Waterbucks, and Oribis.
For bird lovers, expect to encounter several birds of Uganda counting the African Fish Eagle, and also the Red-throated Beer eaters, etc.
Finally, this exciting cruise will dock at a safer distance from the bottom of Murchison Falls giving you breathtaking scenery!
After retiring from the cruise, transfer to your lodge to relax, and enjoy dinner as well as overnight.
Highlight Of The Day:
- A memorable Nile boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls
Accommodation Choices Include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury
Drive Distance And time: Approx. 310km (5-6 hours drive)
Day Activities And Services:
- Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
- Visit the top of the falls
- Enjoy an afternoon thrilling Nile boat cruise to the bottom of the giant falls
Day 2: Undertake A Morning Game Drive & Transfer Back To Kampala. Make En-route Stop At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary For Rhino Tracking
You’ll wake up and enjoy an early breakfast around 6:30 am and then go for a morning game drive in the beautiful rolling plains of the Buligi game area.
While undertaking this 3-4 hours impressive game drive in Buligi, expect to encounter over 80% of the wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park. This early morning game drive allows you to start up your day with grazers coming out to feed as well as predators to hunt.
Normally, drives in the Buligi game area are done on designated tracks such as Buligi, Pakuba, Queen, and Albert, among others. They stretch about 170km long up to the delta area offering stunning views.
On the game drive in Murchison park, expect to encounter:
- Rothschild’s giraffes,
- Various antelopes like Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kobs Oribis, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, etc.
Not forgetting various beautiful birds and if lucky you can spot the Secretary bird and the Abyssinian Ground Horn-bill.
Next, retreat from this amazing game drive and drive to Kampala. En route, you’ll stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to enjoy an on-foot Rhino tracking adventure.
Upon driving 115km, branch off at Nakitoma, diverting from the main road for about 7km to Ziwa sanctuary- home of the White Rhinos in Uganda.
Please note that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can encounter Rhinos in their natural habitat. Currently, it holds over 32 Rhinos only.
Rhino tracking on foot is a memorable experience offering you an opportunity of encountering magnificent Rhinos on foot.
Trekking Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary takes about 2 hours.
During this fascinating experience, you’ll encounter beautiful birds, and other animals like Bush bucks, as well as the stunning landscape of the sanctuary.
You’ll retire from this exciting adventure and embark on the drive to Kampala to mark the end of the tour.
The Highlight Of The Day:
- An early morning game drive in Murchison Falls NP
- On foot Rhino tracking adventure in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Drive Distance And Time: Approx. 310km (5-6 hours drive)
Activities And Services Of The Day:
- A Morning game drive in Murchison park
- Transferring back to Kampala
End Of The 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda Tour
- A full-time knowledgeable English-speaking safari driver guide
- 4×4 safari van or 4×4 safari Land Cruiser all having a pop-up roof and a functioning A/C
- Full board accommodation on a tour
- Fees for the boat cruise
- Entrance fees to all tourist places mentioned
- Activity fees for all tourist activities mentioned
- Free Wi-Fi Internet on board in the safari vehicle
- Bottled water on a safari
- Fees for international and domestic flights
- Fees for an Uganda visa
- Laundry services on a tour
- All items of personal nature
- Gratuities while on a tour
- Extra drinks like alcohol
- Other expenses out of this itinerary